1982 Victorian Rally Championship

The 1982 VRC was closely fought with four different winners across the eight rounds. But Chris Brown and Noel Richards tied up the championship with one round to go, with three wins, a second, and a third.

The Grade 2 Award went to Graeme Wise and John Williams who had a close season long tussle with both Steve Ashton (with three different navigators) and Peter Thompson / Jim Maude.

Brian Smith and Peter Mignot were clear winners of the Clubman Award, with five wins.

To see what else happened during 1982 in Victorian rallying, go to the 1982 year page.

To see other years of the Victorian Rally Championship, got to the VRC page.

Series Regulations

It is assumed that 1982 regulations were the same as 1981 (see Section 6A of the 1981 Victorian Addendum to the Australian Rally Code).

The VRC was made up exclusively of Special Stage events. This was the third year that only Special Stage events were included and the second year when “elapsed timing” was used, in accordance with Section 5 of the 1981 Victorian Addendum to the Australian Rally Code.

Awards were made for outright champions, Grade 2 (non Grade 1, so Grade 3 and 4 could score points also) and Clubman (Grades 3 and 4 only).

In each division points were allocated 9-6-4-3-2-1 for first to sixth with the best five results to count.


There were eight VRC events this year. Click on each event to see further details, including results.

  1. Begonia Rally
  2. Zodiac Rally
  3. Camcrusher Rally
  4. Akademos
  5. Rich River Rally
  6. North Eastern Rally
  7. Blue Ribbon Rally
  8. Mountain Rally

Outright Pointscores

Best 5 results to count, total shown in brackets where different.

Outright Drivers Pointscores

1Chris Brown99943637 (40)
2Graeme Wise4629627
3Hugh Bell96924
4David Officer1662419
5Peter Thompson6233317
6Steve Ashton34141416 (17)
7=Geoff Portman99
7=Alex Fitcher99
9Brian Smith628
10Gil Davis437
11Peter Glover1416
12Ian Swan314
13Chris Wall33
14=Warwick Smith22
14=Humphrey Enter22
14=Steve Mitchell22
14=Leslie Adams22
18=Jim Kennedy11
18=Laurie Weston11

Outright Navigators Pointscores

1Noel Richards99943637 (40)
2John Williams4629627
3Steve Ellis96924
4Kate Hobson1662419
5Jim Maude6233317
6=Derek Rawson99
6=Peter Davey99
6=Ro Nixon4149
9Peter Mignot628
10=Gerard Byrne347
10=Gordon Paul437
12Sue Wiseman1416
13=Mike Prendergast33
13=Lloyd Minifie33
15=Janiene Kilfoyle22
15=Denis Enter22
15=Bernard Peasley22
15=R. Muller22
19=Phil Rainer11
19=Shane Blandford11
19=Alan Patterson11
19=J. Parkinson11

Grade 2 Pointscores

Grade 2 Drivers Pointscores

1Graeme Wise699392942 (47)
2Peter Thompson9499435
3Steve Ashton4669644633 (45)
4Brian Smith33426622 (24)
5Humphrey Enter2619
6Jim Kennedy325
7=David Adams314
7=Greg Trotter44
7=Jeff Moorhead44
10=Steve Beek33
10=Leslie Adams33
10=Steve Mitchell33
13=Michael Linke12
13=Kevin King22
13=Gary Grealy112
13=Jim Davis22
13=Richard Roche112
13=L. Weston22
19=Phil Eather21
19=Craig Morris11

Grade 2 Navigators Pointscores

1John Williams699392942 (47)
2Jim Maude9499435
3Peter Mignot33426622 (24)
4Ro Nixon644620
5Gerrard Byrne46919
6Denis Enter2619
7Shane Blandford66
8Alan Patterson325
9=Chris Randell314
9=George Jacobson44
9=Peter Hadaway44
12=Robin Smalley33
12=R. Muller33
12=Bernard Peasley33
15=Stephen Yorke22
15=Simon Scott22
15=Barry Collins112
15=Mary Patterson22
15=Ian McCallum112
15=J. Parkinson22
21=Dominic Crosby11
21=Michael King11

Clubman Pointscores

Clubman Drivers Pointscores

1Brian Smith99969945 (51)
2Humphrey Enter16941424 (25)
3Jeff Moorhead629320
4=Steve Mitchell16916
4=Richard Roche4333316
6Jim Kennedy6612
7Craig Morris448
8=Steve Beek617
8=Laurie Weston47
10Leslie Adams66
11Greg Hoinville2215
12=Peter Johannesen44
12=Jim Davis44
14=Ian Long33
14=Max Roberts33
14=John Lott33
17=Adrian Kruger22
17=Vin Sharp22
17=Steve McLaughlin22
17=D. Bradley22
17=Jeff Salmon22
22=Ron Peddar11
22=Gerry Bryant11
22=Andrew Paice11

Clubman Navigators Pointscores

1Peter Mignot99969945 (51)
2Denis Enter16941424 (25)
3Peter Hadaway69318
4Ian McCallum4333316
5Bernard Peasley6915
6Alan Patterson6612
7Michael King448
8Robin Smalley617
9R. Muller66
10=Terry Johannesen44
10=Mary Patterson44
10=J. Parkinson44
13=Laurie Jeremiah33
13=Tony Carroll33
13=Guy Nutting213
13=Lynton Rowe33
17=Bob Garden22
17=John Birrell22
17=David Alexander22
17=Ray Sharp22
17=B. Anderson22
17=R. McKeon22
17=Jon Etkins22
24=Ron Brown11
24=Graham Toner11
24=Michael Graves11